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Western Ghats
Opinion  /  Published 11.06.21

The century of wars

The beginning of the year, 2000, had brought great excitement among people of all continents. That was the year marking the beginning of not just a new century but also a new millennium. Many names we...
By G.N. Devy in

Opinion  /  Published 16.02.21

The Himalayas: not in the pink of health

Health of the hills, as ancient tribal wisdom goes, is the wealth of the plains. The Himalayas are not in the pink of health, as several studies have warned. Unbridled human activity is wrecking the e...
By Jaideep Hardikar in

Science  /  Published 19.06.19

Black pepper origin traced to Western Ghats

Scientists have traced the birth of black pepper to the Western Ghats 6.3 million years ago, resolving a long-standing debate over the origin of one of the world’s most widely used spices. But Piper...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Science  /  Published 05.11.18

Wind farms: where kites stay away, lizards play

On the Western Ghats, biologists have discovered that wind farms reduce the abundance of predatory birds and increase lizard populations, triggering a cascade of changes in the food chain whose long-t...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 20.07.19

How many rivers will Bengaluru drink

Many years ago, I came across this striking definition of ecological responsibility: “If we produce everything we want from within a limited area, we are in a position to supervise the methods of pr...
By Ramachandra Guha in


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